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Planning Our Future Libraries: Blueprints for 2025
Edited by Kim Leeder and Eric Frierson
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1207-2
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $48.00
 
 
 
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144 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1207-2
Year Published: 2014
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, I, J, Z

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with essays by Brett Bonfield • John Chrastka
Lesley Farmer • Dave Harmeyer • Megan Hodge
Ben Malczewski • Krisellen Maloney • Hugh Rundle

In an information environment where the only constant is change, many wonder where libraries are headed. This edited collection brings together library leaders with some of the brightest new minds in the profession to envision the future of libraries. Drawing from their personal experiences, they bring their barrier-breaking perspectives to the task of reinventing the library in all its forms. From redesigning library services for the evolving needs of users, to functioning as a meaningful space in a digital age, implementing new infrastructure, and imagining the international future of school libraries, the contributors ask and answer questions such as:
  • How do lessons from the past point the way forward?
  • What should libraries look like in the future?
  • Which safeguards will protect intellectual freedom, such as equitable access to information and anti-censorship policies, now and in years to come?
  • How can we overcome obstacles such as feasibility challenges, costs, and competing interests to realize the library of the future?
This thought-provoking collection will challenge librarians at every kind of institution to start planning today for the library of tomorrow.
About the Editors

Kim Leeder is director of library services at the College of Western Idaho and a cofounder of In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Since earning her master’s degree in information resources and library science at the University of Arizona in 2006, she has worked in reference, instruction, and administration at several academic and public libraries. She has been recognized as an ALA Emerging Leader (2008) and a Library Journal Mover & Shaker (2011). 

Eric Frierson is a Discovery Services Engineer at EBSCO Publishing. He is formerly the head of Library Systems at St. Edward’s University library, a reference and instruction librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington, and an instructional technology librarian at the University of Michigan. He holds a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and English, and is a former high school teacher. His interest in library leadership stems from participation in Texas Library Association’s TALL Texans program and the American Library Association’s Emerging Leaders program.
 
 

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